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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Basketball will focus on defense first

That's a fair strategy, since the offense shouldn't miss a beat.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! You can watch Villanova Basketball this weekend and every week after that for months, so we're really happy around here today. A couple of articles that hit on the defensive focus of the team get the lead today with Pace on deck for Sunday.

Yes, Pace on Sunday. Basketball is back!

And now, the "news."

Starting with exhibition, 'Nova looking to defend | City of Basketball Love
The need to emphasize their defensive play has echoed from the team’s most experienced veterans to those with less experience.

Ochefu, Reynolds, Bridges prepared to anchor elite defense | The Villanovan
Center Daniel Ochefu is the foundation for a potentially elite defensive Wildcats team.

How a Villanova Student Athlete is Dealing with Injuries | Main Line Today
Villanova quarterback John Robertson tore a knee ligament just before his senior year. Will he be able to return to the field?

Villanova Takes To Road Saturday At Rhode Island | CBS Philly
Villanova improved to 4-4 on the season this past Saturday with a gritty, 13-3 win over visiting Maine.

Villanova's Andy Talley set to coach 400th career game | Philly.com
He started his career at St. Lawrence in New York in 1979. Since 1985, he's been at the helm of the Wildcats.

Rhody Hosts a Beatable 'Nova Squad This Weekend | Rhody Rampage
Yes, beatable. Who would have thought that two months ago we’d be typing those words in November?

Best Freshmen in College Basketball for 2015-16 | NBCSports
Here are 20 freshmen you need to know about.

Big East women's basketball is back -- and could be better this year | Swish Appeal
While the Big East only has one team ranked, there are a plethora of teams knocking on the door being ranked, how will this season shake out?

Adidas offers to help eliminate Native American mascots | AP
Adidas is offering to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots. The athletic shoe and apparel maker said Thursday it will provide free design resources to schools looking to shelve Native American mascots, nicknames, imagery or symbolism.